Universita La Sapienza, or the Sapienza University of Rome, new campus building built 1935 by Marcello Piacentini, 1881-1960, in Fascist architectural style, and statue of Minerva by Arturo Martini, 1889-1947, Rome, Italy. La Sapienza is the largest university in Europe, and was founded in 1303. Fascist architecture developed in the late 1920s and 1930s, as a modernist style in times of nationalism and totalitarianism under Benito Mussolini. It is characterised by large, square, symmetrical buildings with little or no decoration, often inspired by ancient Rome and designed to convey strength and power. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Universita La Sapienza, or the Sapienza University of Rome, new campus building built 1935 by Marcello Piacentini, 1881-1960, in Fascist architectural style, and statue of Minerva by Arturo Martini, 1889-1947, Rome, Italy. La Sapienza is the largest university in Europe, and was founded in 1303. Fascist architecture developed in the late 1920s and 1930s, as a modernist style in times of nationalism and totalitarianism under Benito Mussolini. It is characterised by large, square, symmetrical...
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